24 Jun 2015 - [ Blade & Soul ] Costume Contest!
Sharpen those pencils and boot up the tablets, we’re excited to announce the Blade & Soul Costume Contest! Starting today until July 5th 2015, we’ll be accepting original concept designs for a Blade & Soul costume.
One lucky winner each from North America and Europe will have the chance to get their designs made into an in-game costume with a special tooltip named in their favor. For example “…created by the Launch Costume Contest Winner USERNAME”. Winners will also receive an exclusive wearable item, a poster, and $50 worth of NCoin to spend when the game launches.
4 finalists from each region will receive $20 worth of NCoin and a poster featuring the artwork of Blade & Soul.
The design submission must contain front & back view of the costume, and the costume must be shown on either:
Preference in judging will be given to costumes that share the same design concept but differ in appearance between genders and/or races (i.e. each gender/race costumes aren’t identical). You can design optional Head & Face accessories to accompany your costume, but they may not be present or differ in appearance in the final in-game design. Any design notes and inspirations are optional, but we love to see the thought process behind the design.
Your artwork can be handdrawn or digital. We’ve even provided a nifty template for you to use if your art skills aren’t the greatest – that’s OK, since we’re judging on design ideas and not art quality. However, it must be your own original work; any designs that violate copyright or someone else’s intellectual property will be disqualified.
The Blade & Soul team, with help from the development team in Korea, will select 5 finalists from each territory. The Community will be able to vote their favorite from these finalists from July 17th until July 24th with winners announced on July 27th.
Any entries that do not contain the required information will be disqualified.
All entries will be subject to NCSOFT & Team Bloodlust modifications where necessary. Final outcome of the designs may vary.
Please see here for the full terms and conditions of the contest.
23 Jun 2015 - [ Blade & Soul ] Business Model revealed
Source - from their website.
When we announced Blade & Soul, we said it would be free-to-play. Now, we’re giving you the lowdown on how free-to-play we’re going to be.
24 Jan 2015 - GW2 first ever Expansion confirmed - Heart of Thorns
The Mastery System
The Heart of Maguuma
New Profession: Revenant
Guild HallsYour guild has roamed the world together. Now, it's time to claim a piece of it. Work with fellow guild members to claim and grow your own guild hall in the heart of Maguuma.
PvP: New Stronghold Game Mode
WvW: New Borderland
13 May 2014 - Prepare for the Festival of the Four Winds!
As part of the celebration of our launch in China, we’re holding an in-game festival that brings back some of the best-loved Living World content! The Zephyrites have returned to the Labyrinthine Cliffs to do business and trade their goods, and Queen Jennah has reopened the Crown Pavilion. Experience the joy of movement as you harness the power of the Zephyrites’ aspect crystals, or put your battle skills to the test in the Crown Pavilion and Queen’s Gauntlet.
Get ready: the Festival of the Four Winds begins on May 20!
25 Apr 2014 - The Megaserver Rollout is Complete!
We’re pleased to announce that now all PvE maps and the Heart of the Mists have been moved over to megaserver technology!
I must say - the megaserver definitely made things more livelier so far.